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  • The Love of the Last Tycoon | F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Love of the Last Tycoon

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang, Brian Sutherland
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    The Last Tycoon, edited by the renowned literary critic Edmund Wilson, was first published a year after Fitzgerald's death and includes the author's notes and outline for his unfinished literary masterpiece. It is the story of the young Hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr, who was inspired by the life of boy-genius Irving Thalberg, and is an exposé of the studio system in its heyday.

  • The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co. | William D. Cohan

    The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co.

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By William D. Cohan
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    Discretion, secrecy, and subtle strategy were the weapons of choice at Wall Street investment bank Lazard Frères & Co. For more than a century, the mystique and reputation of the "Great Men" who worked there allowed the firm to garner unimaginable profits, social cachet, and outsized influence in the halls of power. But in the mid-1980s, their titanic egos started getting in the way, and the Great Men of Lazard jeopardized all they had built.

    Krystyn says: "Well written, but without a point"
  • The Last Tycoon | F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Last Tycoon

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Charlotte Emmerson, Aiden Gillen, Jack Shepherd
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    F Scott Fitzgerald's last and unfinished novel, a gorgeous, excruciating, heady tale based on his painful experiences working as a Hollywood screenwriter. Haunted by the death of his wife, 1930s studio head Monroe Stahr works 18-hour days, crammed with meetings, set visits, script brainstorms and screenings. The "last of the princes", he's making the studio millions and seems bulletproof. Then one day, an earthquake breaks two water mains, sending a river of water through the studio.

    Emily sellers says: "Terrible"
  • The Sugar King of Havana: The Rise and Fall of Julio Lobo, Cuba's Last Tycoon | John Paul Rathbone

    The Sugar King of Havana: The Rise and Fall of Julio Lobo, Cuba's Last Tycoon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Paul Rathbone
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Fifty years after the Cuban revolution, the legendary wealth of the sugar magnate Julio Lobo remains emblematic of a certain way of life that came to an abrupt end when Fidel Castro marched into Havana. Known in his day as the King of Sugar, Lobo was for decades the most powerful force in the world sugar market, controlling vast swaths of the island's sugar interests.

    Terry says: "VERY INFORMATIVE"
  • The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co. | William D. Cohan

    The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co.

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By William D. Cohan
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
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    Discretion, secrecy, and subtle strategy were the weapons of choice at Wall Street investment bank Lazard Frères & Co. For more than a century, the mystique and reputation of the "Great Men" who worked there allowed the firm to garner unimaginable profits, social cachet, and outsized influence in the halls of power. But in the mid-1980s, their titanic egos started getting in the way, and the Great Men of Lazard jeopardized all they had built.

    Phil O. says: "Gossipy, shallow; but with limited virtue"
  • Posledniy magnat | F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Posledniy magnat

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Irina Anokhina
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    Roman Ficdzheral'da "Posledniy magnat" (opublikovan v 1941 g.), ostavshiysya nezakonchennym iz-za ranney smerti pisatelya, zanimaet klyuchevoe mesto v ego nasledii. Rasskaz o zhizni izvestnogo rukovoditelya kinostudii podvodit svoeobraznyy itog central'noy teme tvorchestva Ficdzheral'da, - krahu "amerikanskoy mechty". Za vneshnimi uspekhami Stara kroetsya bezmernaya ustalost', ravnodushie, neumenie zhit' gluboko i radovat'sya zhizni.

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